To date, this program has reached 100 schools and more than 49,000 students. Most of these students were in the 6th grade.

Read more about how Building Healthy Communities is making a difference in Michigan middle schools in this infographic.

Who can apply? 

This program is available to schools serving students in 5th ,6th or 7th grade. If your school has already participated in a Building Healthy Communities program, you're not eligible to apply at this time. Here's a list of schools (PDF) that have participated.

How can I learn more?

Read more about the Middle School Program in the 2023-2024 Request for Applications (PDF) and the program website.

How can I apply? 

Applications are being accepted until Friday, June 30, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year on the program website. We anticipate the online application opening April 15, 2023, and accepting applications through 5 p.m. on June 30, 2023.

Partners: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, United Dairy Industry of Michigan and the University of Michigan.